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Charlotte Bagby
Rosenberg Library
50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 452-5541

Remote Access to Databases & E-books

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.



This Research Guide is designed to help you find appropriate research materials for American Sign Language courses.  Use the tabs above to find BooksWebsites and Videos.

If you have any questions, please contact a CCSF Librarian.



Use OneSearch to search for books, eBooks, magazine, newspaper and journal articles, streaming videos, DVDs, CDs, images, and more, all in a single search. OneSearch can be accessed from the Library website!

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Finding Books

Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system, which groups items by subjectYou may simply browse the shelves by the call number relating to sign language:  HV2494

Or start with the library catalog (OneSearch) with these search terms: 

  • "american sign language"
  • ASL

To find more specific aspects of ASL, try adding additional words. For example: 

  • "american sign language" AND children 
  • "american sign language" AND education AND deaf
  • "american sign language" AND history


Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541